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9.10. Enter only the host name and no domain for local searches

If you have an intranet or you frequently access local network resources through a web browser or other application that requires you to enter host names, you might prefer not to type the domain name each time. For example, assume your intranet includes the site www.mydomain.com (where mydomain.com is your local domain). Rather than type www.mydomain.com to browse the site, you want to type just www in the address bar of your browser. You can configure your computer to automatically append your local domain for unqualified host names, saving you the trouble of typing it.

9.10.1. Append domain names for local DNS searches

The DNS properties for the TCP/IP protocol on your computer determine how Windows 2000 handles unqualified host names for lookup. You can configure Windows 2000 to append your global and connection-specific domain names, or append a selected set of domain names:


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